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1 of 3 Lakefront Cottages, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Firefly Cottages, Sleeps 6

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Last updated: 11/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-6 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This listing is for the Viking Cottage. See our other Firefly Cottages listings to reserve either or both of the other 2 cottages. We have 3 rustic waterfront cottages located on 1 acre of property, along a quiet road on the Lake Michigan side of the Door County Peninsula in Sturgeon Bay.
If you love the outdoors and enjoy activities like camping, our unique cottages may be just for you! They were built in the '50s and have loads of character and many return guests. They are rustic, so even after cleaning you may find a little sand and an occasional bug, just like at home. Firefly Cottages are more laid-back than a condo or hotel and over 95% of the guests enjoy their time immensely. But for the <5% who think they're getting a modern 21st century villa, these family style cabins may not be the place for you. We do boast a high recommendation and returning guest rate. The 3 cottages are located on 1 acre of property- the Viking and Nook up front, the Hideaway behind. Despite their close proximity to each other, a good deal of privacy is found with the layout of the yard and bushes. Bring your adventurous spirit and explore Door County with a home base of the finest beaches Door County offers; about 10 minutes from downtown Sturgeon Bay. See more pictures at the Google site at the bottom of this email. Don’t forget your suit and towel!

If you're looking for a romantic escape that includes sipping wine on the beach, listening to the still of the night and moonlit walks at the water's edge..or you'd like to recreate those childhood memories with your family without the intrusion of our modern "plugged-in" life, this is the place for you! Enjoy fishing, campfires, movie nights & fireflies.
Our cottages are perfect to escape the hustle & bustle!

Here is some basic info:

2016/2017 Rates, Reservations & Policies
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Rates & Minimum Stays:
~Off Season~ Sept 2-May 25 2017, 2 night minimum, $135/night Sun-Thu, $160/night Fri & Sat
~Peak Season May 26-Aug 25 2017, 6 night minimum, $160/night

~Rates subject to change and are locked in only after "Deposit How-To" email from owner.

~A non refundable dog fee of $15/night to bring 1 dog or 2 small dogs (under 20 pounds). Double fee for 2 larger dogs (or one large and one small dog.) Please inquire if you would like to bring additional dogs.
*Sorry, no puppies..dogs must be at least 1 year * Dogs must be kept under control at all times * Dogs MUST be crated if they're left alone in the cottage*

Rental rate and dog fee(s) subject to 11% sales tax.

*There is a required refundable $200 security/damage deposit.

THE VIKING, with beautiful water view sleeps 6. You'll find a double bed in the downstairs bedroom & 2 doubles in the loft (open-concept with steep stairs-NOT for toddlers!), full bath, kitchen including dishes, utensils and cookware (no dishwasher), wood burning fireplace and TV with antenna channels & DVD.

The largest cottage, THE HIDEAWAY, sleeps 6: queen in a sleeping area off the living room, 2 twins in a typical bedroom with a closing door and a -double/full in a walk-through (from the twin bedroom) sleeping area off the dining/kitchen. You'll enjoy a more woodsy setting in this cottage. It's set back about 100ft from the road & lake, behind the other 2 cottages. This spacious year-round cottage has a central furnace, woodstove-firewood-available at most local gas stations), large living area, kitchen-including dishes, utensils, cookware and a roll-across, attach-to-the-faucet type dishwasher (for well rinsed dishes..not the strongest water pressure), full bath, woodstove and TV with antenna channels & DVD.

The cozy, studio style NOOK is best for couples and is about 30' from the one lane road, across from which is our beach. It has a soothing water view, queen bed in the main room, (plus a sleeper sofa in the adjoining room-best for small kids-not forgiving for older backs), 3/4 bath, full kitchen including dishes, utensils & cookware and DVD-ONLY TV.
PLEASE NOTE This is a 3 season cottage that we only rent into October; heated by baseboard heaters and a small propane wall heater-no central furnace-so it can be chilly if the weather's cold.

Linens: All cottages are supplied with one set of sheets and bedding per bed and several dish towels & cloths, at the beginning of your stay. There is not a daily housekeeping service and linens are not changed by us during your stay. Cottages are supplied with pillows, mattress pads, blankets and/or comforters. Bath Towels are not provided. Beach Towels are not provided.

Kitchens are supplied with glasses, dishes, pots/pans and a variety of cooking utensils. While these are full, functional kitchens, do not expect that they are gourmet kitchens. They are cottage-y, as in not always the newest appliances, dishes may not always match, etc.
Highchairs, booster chairs, strollers and cribs are not provided.

Paper/Cleaning Supplies: Beginning supplies are provided that include toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap and garbage bags. This supply is only to get you by for the first couple of days and will not be replenished by management during the stay. All additional items needed i.e. additional toilet paper, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, charcoal and lighter, firewood, soap, shampoo, etc are the guests' responsibility.

Each cottage has a charcoal grill & there is a shared fire pit on the beach. The Hideaway also has a fire pit of its own.

Our rustic cottages do not have A/C. Usually the lake breeze is perfect, but we have good 'ol fashioned fans on hand too. You'll have an opportunity to unplug- no WiFi (and sometimes spotty cell reception). TVs in the Viking and Hideaway are antenna channels only + DVD player. The Nook is DVD only. Our return guests welcome this step back in time :)

The cottages have MAXIMUM OCCUPANCIES of 6 Hideaway, 6 Viking & 2+ Nook (including children) & PARKING LIMITS of 2 vehicles per cottage (Hideaway & Viking only: possibly 3 if they're all compact). *Hideaway guests must park only on the cottage side of the shared driveway, in front of the Hideaway. Please ask me in advance if you're wanting to bring a small boat as one of your vehicles. This may work, but you must have prior approval.

*No camping/setting up tents outside the cottages or on the beach (a sun shade or see-through type shelter on the beach is fine).

Email owner for more info, reservation how-to and cancellation policy.

Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 11/18/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Viking downstairs bedroom: 2 double

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  • Viking Loft: 2 double

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  • Viking Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • 3 cottages: This cottage, the Viking, has 3 double beds plus a sofa sleeper. In all, the 3 cottages have: Queen size Beds (2) Nook and Hideaway cottages, Double Beds (4) Viking and Hideaway cottages, Twin or Single Beds (2) Hideaway cottage...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Viking cottage: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Hideaway cottage: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Nook cottage: toilet, shower

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  • 3-one per cottage

Other Amenities

  • Linens: All cottages are supplied with one set of sheets and bedding per bed, and several dish towels & cloths, at the beginning of your stay. There is not a daily housekeeping service and linens are not changed by us during your stay. Cottages are supplied with pillows, mattress pads, blankets and/or comforters. Bath Towels are not provided. Beach Towels are not provided. Kitchens are supplied with glasses, dishes, pots/pans and a variety of cooking utensils. While these are full, functional kitchens, do not expect that they are gourmet kitchens. They are cottage-y, as in not always the newest appliances, dishes may not always match, etc. Highchairs, booster chairs, strollers and cribs are not provided. Paper/Cleaning Supplies: Beginning supplies are provided that include toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap and garbage bags. This supply is only to get you by for the first couple of days and will not be replenished by management during the stay. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Hideaway and Viking only-Basic over the air antenna channels- varies by cottage/reception, some combination of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS. Nook is DVD only (NO antenna channels)...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Great lake/ beach view!...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    One of the best beaches in Door County just a flip flop across the one lane road-sandy with a gentle slope; great for kids and pups to swim!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Wonderful lake view from the Viking. Sun and moon rises..wake and drift to sleep to the sounds of the waves....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Surgeon Bay Ship Canal lighthouse is just a quarter of a mile down the beach and viewable from 2 of the cottages....moreless

  • Rural:

    12 minutes to the conveniences of Sturgeon Bay....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Fireplace:

    Viking only...moreless

  • Heating:

    4 season oil furnace in Hideaway, 3-4 season propane heater in Viking plus byo wood wood burning fireplace, 3 season- baseboard heaters +propane heater only in Nook...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    One set of sheets per bed per week provided. Bring your own bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Hideaway and Viking. Firefly cottage is studio style with a queen bed in the main room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 vehicles per cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Full size in Hideaway & Viking. Efficiency size in Nook....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We are located along the lake, at the edge of the woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each cottage has a charcoal grill....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Sep 2 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $160
Fri, Sat
Peak-Sat arrival Fri departure
May 26 - Aug 25, 2017
6 night min stay
$160

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • per dog per night (ask) $15 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

*Payment of deposit and/or final payment is an acknowledgement of receipt of emailed rental terms & conditions and constitutes acceptance of such as outlined.

Reservation how-to, cancellation policy and refundable security/damage deposit policy, detail about dog fees and more information please email me at fireflycottages@gmail.com. Also see info at https://sites.google.com/site/fireflycottages3/

Reservation confirmed with 50% deposit of the base rental amount+ any dog fees- and **for 1st time guests, a photo ID**. Deposit may be made via PayPal or check. The remaining 50% must be received at least 30 days prior to arrival date. If booking within 30 days, the full rental amount must be received in one payment. Email for detailed info & cancellation policy.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Green Bay
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sturgeon Bay
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Gills Rock
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Idlewild
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sturgeon Bay
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Right out your cottage door across the 1 lane road

Car: Necessary

Fall asleep and wake up to the soothing sounds of the waves. Have your morning coffee on the beach, campfire there at night and a stroll along the water. Our cottages are just across a quiet one lane road from one of the best beaches in Door County; the sandy Lake Michigan beach, in a woodsy rural area with the main activities being swimming, enjoying the beach, hiking just up the road in the nature preserve, fishing off the pier a short and beautiful walk up the beach or road and good ol relaxing.

The small city of Sturgeon Bay is just a 12 minute drive from our cottages and from there you can drive north and enjoy all that Door County has to offer. It is "The Cape Cod of the Midwest"!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My fiance and I along with our 4 girls live in Green Bay and are never more than a phone call away if you need anything. We are pet lovers and you are invited to bring your well behaved (at least 1 year old) dog along for your stay. I truly love sharing this beautiful place.. seeing families and friends make memories. Just the other day, a letter in the guest book made me cry happy tears :)

Why the Owner Chose Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA:
These cottages are a part of me. My grandfather and his siblings acquired much of the property along this stretch of Lake Michigan in the 40's- way before it was a tourist-y area. They built family cottages as a getaway from their busy lives in Milwaukee. My parents took over the rentals from my grandpa before I was born..so I grew up building sandcastles on this beach and having slumber parties in these cottages. When my dad fell ill in 1999 I moved home to help take care of him and to oversee the rentals (known as Johnson's Cottages). Later that year, after his passing, I moved home for good and have been running them as Firefly Cottages ever since.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The walk down to the beach is meadow-y, leading to a perfect for relaxing or building sandcastles, lakeshore. The-sandy bottomed water, with a gentle slope, is perfect for swimming. The cottage road is one lane and has very little traffic-perfect for walking and biking. Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve is right up the road near the lighthouse and is a gorgeous place to hike!


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 11/18/2016

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Photos

  • The Sturgeon Bay ship canal is about a 1/4 mile up the beach.

    The Sturgeon Bay ship canal is about a 1/4 mile up the beach.

  • Viking Living Area, Loft

    Viking Living Area, Loft

  • Viking Kitchen

    Viking Kitchen

  • Viking Downstairs Bedroom

    Viking Downstairs Bedroom

  • Viking Loft-2 doubles

    Viking Loft-2 doubles

  • Starry Night View from the Beach

    Starry Night View from the Beach

  • Path to the water 2015

    Path to the water 2015

  • South Lake Michigan Drive

    South Lake Michigan Drive

  • Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, coastguard station, are just a short walk up the beach.

    Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, coastguard station, are just a short walk up the beach.

  • Our beach summer 2016

    Our beach summer 2016

  • Viking Cottage

    Viking Cottage

  • Viking Downstairs

    Viking Downstairs

  • View from Viking Loft

    View from Viking Loft

  • Gradual slope, sandy bottom water, great for swimming!

    Gradual slope, sandy bottom water, great for swimming!

  • The Beach 2014

    The Beach 2014

  • Sunrise over our beach

    Sunrise over our beach

  • Beautiful sunrise over our beach

    Beautiful sunrise over our beach

  • Moonrise

    Moonrise

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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